Monthly Archives: November 2010


Whilst Barbados struggles under 15feet of snow, here in the uk temperatures remain at a lofty 25 degrees. Over the past few weeks we seemed to have conquered the mighty Hastoe at almost every opportuntiy, despite the soaring temperatures. It cannot be long before the Olympic committee comes knocking on the door, looking for the fine athletes among us. Our Intense training and diet schedule is now paying dividends and we remain true to our principles. Remember at all costs avoid the Ovaltine.

And so to this weeks news, and firstly the Saturday Jolly Jaunts run by Dave Bembridge, and Sally Beezer. For those of you new to us, these rides which take place every other Saturday are a leisurely ride of around 7 miles and offer a great introduction to those who’ve been away or just fancing something a liitle gentle. However, by popular request, these are now going to take place at 2.00pm.

And now onto Sundays ride. Well here’s the good news, Hastoe Hill is not on the route, and Dave (Hill) Howe has not created it. So at long last a route with almost no climbs and lots of descents. That’s probably a bit of lie, but this route should be a little easier. When taking a look at the route you will notice that it flips back on itself a couple of times, so if your plotting it on a gadgety thingame bob watch out.

So here it is.

28 November 2010 Ride


Welcome to yet another late posting from the vinghoe velos. Busy schedules this week have left us all with a shortage of time. So for this week we are returning to one of our early rides. Early apologies for the inclusion of Hastoe Hill, but I’m sure the ride from the top will as always make it worthwhile. Here’s the link for those of you with the technical gear.
Sunday long route


Good evening fellow Velos, and welcome to this weeks ride details. Dave Howe has very kindly prepared this weeks route and has promised to repair the Altimeter which clearly affected the the selection of his previous route. In a nutshell he has promised that the selected ride is on a flat route, and should anybody consider that any of the gradients are excessive, he has promised to replenish their thirst at the Rose and Crown afterwards. Good on yer Dave!

For more details on the ride please take a look at Daves post. For those just interested in the map here’s the link.

See you Sunday!

Sunday 7th November – winter will be back!

Heres hoping you have all enjoyed your Pumpkin Pie and Soup and are looking forward to the fireworks tomorrow!

Last Sunday saw yet another tremendous turn out with 15 cyclists out to try the rides.  The short ride even including a stop for a cup of tea and a ‘cheeky’ slice of chocolate cake!  It really is fantastic to see new faces each week and I hope everyone will continue to spread the word!  Rumour has it that long hair is not best suited to cycling in the rain but it was good to see Ian in the pub after!

As always the time is 10:00am on Sunday and the place is the Rose & Crown, so brush off your bikes or for those sneaking out to buy that ‘go faster’ road bike take off the bubble wrap and see you there.

Long Ride – 24 miles                  Short Ride – 15 miles